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Birds of Prey Stumbles But Still Takes First

Birds of Prey

Despite positive reviews, Birds of Prey fell short at the weekend box office with an estimated $33.3 million. This was far below the studio’s expected $45 million.

This is despite good reviews, even from critics. The film received an 81% on RottenTomatoes and a 60 on Metacritic. Opening day audiences gave it a “B+” CinemaScore and audiences have given it an 83% score on RottenTomatoes.

The film’s audience was 51% female and 65% of the audience was age 25 or older. Theories blame the R-rating for the struggles but that’s easily blown out of the water by the earnings of Deadpool, Logan, and last year’s Joker.

Internationally, the film opened in 78 markets earning $48 million. Japan will be the final market and opens on March 20.

In second place was Bad Boys for Life which earned an estimated $12 million in its fourth week bringing its total to $166.3 million domestically. Internationally, the film added $15.8 million to bring that total to $170 million and $336.3 million worldwide.

1917 continues to get award buzz as the film saw little drop earning an estimated $9 million to come in third. The film has brought in $132.5 million domestically. Internationally, it earned $15 million to bring that total to near $154.8 million. It launches in Japan, its final market, next weekend.

Dolittle is fighting for every dollar coming in fourth with an estimated $6.7 million. That brings its domestic total to just shy of $64 million. The film opened in the UK and France over the weekend helping to bring the international total for the weekend to $19 million. Internationally it has earned $94.7 million. It has yet to release in Brazil, Russia, Japan, and China.

Rounding out the top five was Jumanji: The Next Level which earned an estimated $5.5 million. Domestically, it has earned $298.5 million. Internationally, it added $3.3 million to its total from 58 markets to bring that amount to $470 million for a worldwide total over $768 million.

We’ll be back in an hour to take a deeper look at 2019 and 2020’s comic film adaptations.

It’s Bad Boys for Life Three Weeks in a Row

Bad Boys for Life

Bad Boys for Life topped the weekend box office for the third weekend in a row. The film earned an estimated $17.7 million putting it near $150 million domestically after three weeks. Internationally, the film added an estimated $30.8 million to bring that total to $142.7 million. That’s a franchise-best of $290.8 million besting the second film’s $273.3 million worldwide in 2003.

1917 came in second place adding $9.7 million to its domestic total to bring that to $119.2 million. The film will likely do well at the upcoming Oscars where it’ll receive a nice boost. Internationally, the film added $20.9 million from 61 markets to bring that total to $129.8 million.

In third place was Dolittle which added $7.7 million. It also added $17.7 million from 63 markets internationally. The movie’s $55.2 million domestic total and $71.4 million for a worldwide $126.6 million after three weeks normally would be good but with a budget of $175 million, the film will have to fight to get there.

Gretel & Hansel debuted in fourth place with an estimated $6.1 million. The film received a “C-” CinemaScore and 20% on RottenTomatoes, so don’t expect it to light any fires over the next few weeks. The audience was 53% female and the audience was 73% aged less than 35 years old.

Fifth place may change when final counts are in. The Gentlemen earned an estimated $6.01 million while Jumanji: The Next Level earned an estimated $6 million.

We’ll be taking a deeper dive into this year’s comic films in an hour as we await 2020’s first comic adaptation in Birds of Prey which opens this week.

Bad Boys for Life Rides Together in First Again

Bad Boys for Life

Bad Boys for Life took the top spot again at the weekend box office. The film earned an estimated $34 million a drop of 45.6% from opening weekend. The film has earned $120.6 million domestically. the movie is less than $20 million from becoming the highest-grossing domestic film in the franchise. Not surprisingly, a fourth film is in development.

It shows that though folks say they don’t want sequels, they’re happy to go to them and support them. The film earned more than double the second-place movie 1917.

Internationally, the film added 19 markets and earned $42 million to bring the international total to $95 million pushing the worldwide total to over $215 million.

1917 held on to second place earning an estimated $15.8 million, a 28% dip from the previous weekend. Domestically, it has earned $103.8 million. Internationally, it brought in an estimated $23.7 million from 50 markets to bring that total to $96.6 million and $200.5 million worldwide.

Dolittle came in third place with an estimated $12.5 million, a drop of 42.8% from the previous weekend. Lack of films aimed at kids is helping this one. But, it has a long way to go to make back its $175 million production. The domestic earning now stands at $44.7 million. Internationally, the film earned $13.2 million to bring that total to $46.4 million and a worldwide total that now stands at $91.1 million.

The Gentlemen debuted in fourth place with an estimated $11 million. It received a “B+” CinemaScore from the opening day audience. The audience was 60% male with 55% of it aged between 25 and 44. STX was happy with the opening and will be expanding it in theaters next weekend.

Internationally, the film expanded its limited release adding 20 territories where it earned $3.1 million to bring the international total to $22.5 million and worldwide total to $33.5 million.

Jumanji: The Next Level wrapped up the top five with an estimated $7.9 million to bring the domestic total to $283.4 million after 7 weeks. It also added $9.6 million internationally where it has earned $454 million for a worldwide total of $737.4 million.

Out of the top five, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker came in at #7 earning an estimated $5.2 million to bring its domestic total to $501.6 million. It’s only the 15th film to cross that total domestically. 2017’s The Last Jedi earned $620.2 million domestically and 2015’s The Force Awakens earned $936.7 million.

No comic films charted on the weekend box office but we’ll have further analysis of 2019’s releases in an hour.

Audiences Came for Bad Boys for Life as it Wins the Weekend

Bad Boys for Life

Bad Boys for Life debuted with the second-largest MLK four-day performance and was Sony’s largest R-rated opening ever. Dolittle debuted in second beating expectations.

Bad Boys for Life opened with an estimated $68.1 million over the holiday with $59.2 million over the three-day weekend. That’s the second-largest January three-day debut.

The film should do well with an “A” CinemaScore and 97% audience rating on RottenTomatoes. That positive word of mouth should drive the film through the month. The opening weekend audience was 55% male and 61% of the crowd aged 25 or older.

Internationally, the film brought in an estimated $38.6 million from 39 markets. It opens in Frane, Russia, Brazil, and Japan through January and Italy in February.

Dolittle opened in second place and wound up outperforming low expectations. The movie earned $30 million over the four days with $22.5 million over the three days. The film has a long way to go with a budget of $175 million.

The movie received a “B” CinemaScore from opening weekend audiences and has a 76% audience rating on RottenTomatoes. The crowd was 51% female and 43% aged 25 or older.

The movie opened in four overseas markets to bring its total to 46. It brought in an estimated $17.2 million for a global total near $50 million.

1917 came in third place with an estimated $22.1 million over the three days and $27 million for four to bring its domestic total to $76.8 million. The movie also earned $26 million from 37 international markets to bring that total to $62 million and a worldwide total of $143.5 million.

In fourth place was Jumanji: The Next Level with an estimated $12.6 million for the four-day weekend to bring its domestic total to $273.5 million after six weeks. Internationally, the film added $17 million to bring that total to $438 million for a global total of $709 million.

Rounding out the top five was Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with added $10.6 million over the weekend to bring its domestic total near $492 million. That puts the film in the top 15 all-time domestically. Internationally, the film added $10.9 million to bring that total to $534.6 million and a global total of $1.029 billion.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into 2019’s comic move adaptation releases.

1917 Expands Taking the Weekend Box Office and Knocking Off The Rise of Skywalker

1917

1917 has got momentum after high profile award wins and nominations taking the weekend box office. The film’s theaters expanded as well as its gross with the film earning an estimated $36.5 million. The movie’s theater count went from 11 the last two weeks to 3,434 this past weekend, perfect timing for its award wins. That saw a massive increase in dollars beating expectations. The film also debuted in 30 international markets earning nearly $20 million.

The movie received an “A” CinemaScore for its limited release and an “A-” with the wider release. The crowd was 60% male and 80% aged 25 or older.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker dropped to second place earning an estimated $15 million. That brings its domestic total to $478.2 million after four weeks. Internationally, the movie earned $24.2 million to bring that total to $511.4 million. With a worldwide total of $989.6 million, there’s little doubt the film will cross the $1 billion mark this week.

In third place was Jumanji: The Next Level with earned an estimated $14 million after five weeks. Domestically, the film has earned $256.8 million. Internationally, the film added $22.6 million from 65 markets to bring that total to $414 million. Worldwide the film has earned $671 million.

Fourth place looks to be a virtual tie though that may change as the numbers get adjusted. Like a Boss and Just Mercy each earned an estimated $10 million.

Like a Boss‘ debut is jut shy of expectations and the film generally survived bad reviews. The CinemaScore was a “B” from opening day crowds and the audience was 56% female and 65% aged 25 or older.

Just Mercy expanded to 2,375 from 4 the last two weeks. Audiences gave the film an “A+” CinemaScore and the film has been receiving positive reviews. The audience was 60% female and 85% were aged 25 or older.

While no comic related films made the weekend box office list, we’ll be back in an hour for a look at how they did over the week.

The Rise of Skywalker Threepeats as it Crosses Over $900 Million Worldwide

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker made it three weeks in a row at the top of the box office. The film earned an estimated $33.7 million dropping 53% from the previous week. The movie has now earned $450.8 million domestically. Internationally, the film added $50.5 million to bring that total to $468 million. Worldwide, the movie has earned $918.8 million making little doubt that the film will cross the billion dollar mark, the seventh film of 2019 to do so for Disney.

Jumanji: The Next Level came in second place with an estimated $26.5million. Domesitcally, the film has earned $236.2 million. Internationally, the film added $42.4 million to bring that total to $374 million for a global total of $610 million. The film will be released in Brazil on January 16.

Little Women came in third with just a 19% drop. The film earned an estimated $13.6 million to bring its domestic total to $60 million. It added $9.5 million internationally from six markets to bring that total to $20.4 million.

The Grudge debuted in fourth place with an estimated $11.3 million beating expectations. The film received an “F” CinemaScore so don’t expect it to do too well. The audience was 53% male and 51% was aged 25 or older.

Frozen II came in ffith place with an estimated $11.3 million to bring its domestic total to $449.9 million. The movie also added $42.4 million internationally to bring that total to $875.3 million and $1.325 billion worldwide. It’s now the highest grossing animated release of all time.

No comic film made the weekend box office list but we’ll be back in an hour to look at 2019’s releases.

The Rise of Skywalker Takes Two in a Row with $72 million

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker won the weekend box office with an estimated $72 million. The film dropped just 59.4% and it now stands at $361.8 million domestically after ten days. That 59.4% is better than The Last Jedi‘s drop of 67.5% in its second weekend.

Internationally, the film added $94.3 million to bring that total to $363 million. Worldwide, the film stands at $724.8 million and there’s a good chance it’ll cross the billion-dollar mark before its run is complete.

Jumanji: The Next Level held steady at player number two adding an estimated $35.3 million over the three days. Internationally, the film added $61.6 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $472 million.

Little Women opened in third place. The film brought in an estimated $29 million over its five-day debut of which $16.5 million was over the three day weekend. The numbers are well ahead of studio expectations which were $16-17 million over five days. The film received an “A-” CinemaScore from the opening day audiences. The audience was 70% female and 71% were aged 25 or older.

Internationally, the film launched in the UK and Spain and brought in $6.3 million. It continues to open worldwide over the month.

In fourth place was Frozen II which improved from the previous weekend. It earned an estimated $16.5 million to bring its domestic total to $421.3 million. It also added $42.2 million internationally to bring that total to $796.3 million for a worldwide total of $1.218 billion.

Rounding out the top five was the new film Spies in Disguise. The film earned $22 million over five days and $13.5 million over the three day weekend. It received an “A-” CinemaScore from opening day audiences which were 54% female and 40% of the crowd was aged 25 or older.

Internationally, the film brought in $16 million from 51% of the international market.

No comic adaptations made the weekend earnings list though we’ll have a dive into them later today.

Rise of Skywalker Delivers a $175.5 million Debut While Cats Coughs Up a Hairball

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker won the weekend box office delivering a $175.5 million debut over three days. That’s the third-largest December opening of all time. The studio had expected a $165 million opening.

The weekend audience was 59% male and 64% were aged 25 or older. The film received a “B+” CinemaScore, the first live film to not receive something in the “A” range.

Internationally, the film opened with $198 million from 52 markets delivering a global total of $373.5 million.

Jumanji: The Next Level dropped 56% to come in second place with an estimated $26.1 million. Domestically, the film has earned $101.9 million in ten days. Internationally, the film added $32.6 million from 52 markets to bring that total to $210 million for a worldwide total of $312 million. It still has to debut in Italy, Australia, and Brazil.

Frozen II came in third with an estimated $12.3 million to bring the domestic total to $386.5 million. The international total is now over $717 million and worldwide the movie has earned $1.103 billion.

Cats clawed its way to fourth with a $6.5 million total. With 3,380 locations, that’s one of the top twenty worst openings of all time for films opening in over 3000 locations. The movie received a “C+” CinemaScore from opening day audiences. The movie opened in the UK where it earned $4.4 million and a global total shy of $11 million. It expands in 37 markets next week and rolls out internationally through February.

Knives Out rounds out the top five with an estimated $6.1 million for a domestic total of $89.5 million. It added $6.4 million internationally for an overseas total of $96 million and a global total of $185.6 million. It has yet to open in Germany and Japan.

When it comes to comic films…

Joker dropped 77.4% to come in at #21 with an estimated $140,000. The film’s domestic total now stands at $333.5 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive looking at 2019’s comic adaptations.

Jumanji: The Next Level Rolls Into First for the Weekend

Jumanji: The Next Level

Jumanji: The Next Level took the top spot at the box office knocking Frozen II out of the spot. With an estimated $60.1 million, Jumanji: The Next Level the sequel crushed Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle‘s $36.2 million opening two years ago. That film went on to earn $404.5 million domestically and $557.6 million internationally for a grand total of $962.1 million worldwide.

Internationally, The Next level added 34 new markets to bring that total to 52. It brought in an estimated $85.7 million to bring the international total to $152.5 million.

Frozen II came in second with an estimated $19.2 million after four weeks. Domestically the film has earned $366.5 million. Internationally, the film has earned $666 million for a global total of $1.032 billion. That’s the sixth $1 billion+ film for Disney in 2019.

In third place was Knives Out which added $9.3 million to bring its domestic total to $80 million. It also earned an estimated $13.6 million from 73 international markets to bring that total to $83.3 million and a global total of $163.3 million. It opens in Germany on January 2 and Japan on January 31st.

Richard Jewell came in fourth place with an estimated $5 million. That’s among the top 50 worst openings ever for a film over 2500 locations. The film did receive an “A” CinemaScore from opening day audiences.

Black Christmas was right behind with $4.4 million from 2625 locations another bad opening. Audiences gave the film a “D+” CinemaScore.

When it comes to comic-related film…

Joker slipped to #15 from last week’s #11. The film added $465,000 to its domestic total to bring it to $333 million after 11 weeks.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper look at 2019’s comic films.